Diane Riley has been sworn in as Foreman of the Court Leet of the Guildable Manor of Southwark. She is the first woman to hold the centuries old office.
The Olympic marathon would begin at Tower Bridge if London's bid to host the 2012 games is successful, it was announced on Wednesday.
Residents of Southwark and Lambeth can now arrange for unwanted IT equipment to be collected from their homes for recycling or refurbishment.
The shortlist has been announced in a competition to design the Architecture Foundation's new £2.25 million centre in Southwark Street.
Six youths charged with murdering barman David Morley were remanded in custody at the Old Bailey on Monday
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